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Wednesday 07 July, 2004

Wood Group (John)PLC

Director Shareholding

Wood Group (John) PLC
07 July 2004

RNS ANNOUNCEMENT - 7 JULY 2004



John Wood Group PLC



The Company was informed that on 2 July 2004, the Trustees of the John Wood
Group PLC Employee Share Trust (' the EST') acquired 550,000 ordinary shares in
the capital of the Company at £1.134001 per share and on 6 July 2004 acquired
2,950,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company at £1.168231 per share
to satisfy future obligations arising from share options granted under The John
Wood Group PLC (No 1) 2002 Executive Share Option Scheme, The John Wood Group
PLC (No 2) 2002 Executive Share Option Scheme, The John Wood Group PLC (No 1)
2003 Long Term Retention Plan and The John Wood Group PLC (No 2) 2003 Long Term
Retention Plan. Following this purchase, the Trust holds a total of 19,276,591
ordinary shares representing 3.988% of the share capital of the Company. The
class of discretionary beneficiaries for whom the EST holds such shares consists
of employees of the Company, including the following executive directors of the
Company: Allister G Langlands, Wendell R Brooks, Alan G Semple, Trevor M Noble
and and Lesley J Thomas. Each of such directors is accordingly deemed to be
beneficially interested in all of such shares held by the EST.



Name of authorised company official responsible for making this notification.

IAN JOHNSON, GROUP HEAD OF LEGAL AND COMPANY SECRETARY.






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